Today’s Headlines

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  • A photo gallery of 9 world-class subways, including Tokyo’s, pictured above (HuffPost)
  • An inside look at transit tunnel security in the Big Apple (AP)
  • Toyota could face a second fine from U.S. DOT for its response to defective gas pedals (The Hill Blog)
  • The hidden crisis of America’s decaying "soft infrastructure," and what can be done (Architect’s Paper)
  • New poll finds greater share of Washington area drivers would support congestion pricing than a gas tax increase to pay for transportation improvements (WashPost)
  • U.S. economic recovery law proving a big boon to Spanish infrastructure companies (Poder 360)
  • Ford touts new study showing its SYNC in-car electronics system — criticized by LaHood — is less of a distracted driving risk than using separate phones or music-playing devices (Ford Press)
  • Yonah Freemark: Pennsylvania’s ill-fated bid to toll I-80 marks a death knell for the "user-fee" transportation system (Transport Politic)

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LaHood brings his anti-distracted driving campaign to the United Nations today (WaPo Blogs) Lingering threat of ash clouds in Europe is giving a long-term boost to rail (Bloomberg) AASHTO president chastises Obama administration for focusing on maintenance of existing roads rather than new lane capacity (Hatt. American) Murray, the Senate’s chief appropriator for the U.S. […]

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As Copenhagen climate talks wind on, a timely reminder that clean transportation can take the U.S. halfway to its emissions reduction goals (HuffPost) LaHood gives Connecticut’s local high-speed rail effort a friendly nudge (News Times) Michigan, home of the U.S. car industry, ranked second-to-last in the nation when it came to fuel-efficiency improvements achieved under […]

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Very bad news for train riders in the northeast: The Obama administration’s first rounds of high-speed rail money are unlikely to help improve Acela service, due to lengthy environmental reviews required by U.S. DOT (Globe) Two disparate takes on the House jobs bill: Does it represent "room for real debate" on a new federal transportation […]